The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 40 41 32
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs citing SOA 11 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.59% 2.80% 2.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.50% 3.69% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 4
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£350 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £315 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £425 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £34.68 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -0.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
SOA
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
314 434 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 73.88% 75.87% 64.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 249 90
Average daily rate £380 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £190 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 61 30
Average hourly rate £28.25 £29.40 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.91% -2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £41.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Essex region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Essex

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Essex region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood -4 6 £450 +5.88% 5
Harlow - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA.

1 15 (78.95%) Java
2 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (47.37%) J2EE
4 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
4 8 (42.11%) Finance
5 7 (36.84%) OO
5 7 (36.84%) Content Management
6 6 (31.58%) XML
6 6 (31.58%) B2C
7 5 (26.32%) CMS
7 5 (26.32%) FatWire
7 5 (26.32%) HTML
7 5 (26.32%) SQL
7 5 (26.32%) Windows
7 5 (26.32%) HTML5
8 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
8 4 (21.05%) Ajax
8 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (21.05%) WebSphere
8 4 (21.05%) Solaris
8 4 (21.05%) Linux
8 4 (21.05%) CSS
8 4 (21.05%) JSP
8 4 (21.05%) .NET
8 4 (21.05%) UNIX
8 4 (21.05%) Banking
8 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
9 3 (15.79%) Project Management
9 3 (15.79%) JBoss
9 3 (15.79%) Java EE

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (26.32%) CMS
2 4 (21.05%) WebSphere
3 3 (15.79%) JBoss
4 1 (5.26%) Confluence
4 1 (5.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Ant
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
2 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.53%) Legal
4 1 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Java Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Software Development Team Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Software Team Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Integration Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Team Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Development Team Leader
4 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) J2EE
2 6 (31.58%) XML
3 5 (26.32%) HTML
3 5 (26.32%) HTML5
4 4 (21.05%) Ajax
4 4 (21.05%) CSS
4 4 (21.05%) JSP
4 4 (21.05%) .NET
5 3 (15.79%) Java EE
6 2 (10.53%) XHTML
6 2 (10.53%) Middleware
6 2 (10.53%) XSD
7 1 (5.26%) WinForms
7 1 (5.26%) WPF
7 1 (5.26%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Web 2.0
1 2 (10.53%) Open Source
2 1 (5.26%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Solaris
2 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) OO
2 7 (36.84%) Content Management
3 6 (31.58%) B2C
4 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (15.79%) Project Management
5 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Information Management
6 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (10.53%) User Stories
6 2 (10.53%) RAD
6 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
6 2 (10.53%) Change Management
6 2 (10.53%) MVC
6 2 (10.53%) SEO
6 2 (10.53%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
6 2 (10.53%) Validation
6 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) Java
2 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 5 (26.32%) SQL
4 2 (10.53%) C#
5 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) FatWire
2 2 (10.53%) AccuRev
2 2 (10.53%) Software AG
2 2 (10.53%) TIBCO
2 2 (10.53%) webMethods
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
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Posted: 17 days ago
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The People Network
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
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Posted: 20 days ago